Ranch Fries

1/2 teaspoonfresh ground pepper
3/4 teaspoonsea salt
1/2 teaspooncelery salt
1/2 teaspoonpaprika
1/2 teaspoononion powder
1/4 teaspooncayenne
4 cupsvegetable oil
4 mediumrusset (baking) potatoes (about 24 ounces total)

Equipment List

Mixing Bowls

Instructions

In a large bowl stir together pepper, sea salt, celery salt, paprika, onion powder and cayenne.

In a large fry pan over moderate heat or deep fryer, heat oil to 325 F.

While oil is heating, cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4" thick sticks. Fry potatoes in oil 1 1/2 minutes (potatoes will not be golden) and with a slotted spoon transfer to brown paper or paper towels to drain.

Heat oil to 350 F. Return potatoes to oil and fry until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer fries with a slotted spoon to clean brown paper or paper towels to drain and toss fries in spice mixture.

Serves 4

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